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by Andy McCulloch
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D Fault
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: D Fault

Last season, after several years of trying, I finally managed to get the team of I. McCulloch, C. McCulloch, A. McCulloch and A. McCulloch to turn out in the Glasgow League. Much to our disgust our opponents turned out to be, D. Fault D. Fault D. Fault D. Fault Said team defaulted all but two of the...
by Andy McCulloch
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round Up 25/10/11
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

Re: International Round Up 25/10/11

A very easy position to take when it is not your neck on the line.
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Scottish Ratings
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: Scottish Ratings

Yes, members can access the records of everyone on the system. You can find out your W/D/L with each colour (most games have this informatiom), for each season and for your entire career on the database. Other nuggets such as best win and worst loss are also available. The system is still under cons...
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Union Youth Chess Championships
Replies: 59
Views: 5766

Re: European Union Youth Chess Championships

The actual rule is as follows:- "6.6 a. Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the game. Thus the default time is 0 minutes. The rules of a competition may specify otherwise. b. If the rules of a competition specify a different default time, the following ...
by Andy McCulloch
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film
Replies: 16
Views: 6726

Re: Bobby Fischer Against the World Film

Only the London showing's? The film is showing in quite a few places.
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Duncan Edwards
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Duncan Edwards

Chris Greatorex said ... Those of you may not have neard of Duncan Edwards ... I assume the 7th word is an error, because the word which sounds like that and the name of Duncan Edwards would surely not go in the same sentance ! I assume that your last word is an error, because I do not know the wor...
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Surrey have won
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Surrey have won

Mathematicians are notoriously poor at arithmetic, it lacks variables. A. McCulloch B.Sc. (Physics & Maths)

Then again, even I might not count on that.
by Andy McCulloch
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership - The proposal
Replies: 306
Views: 18086

Re: ECF Membership - The proposal

Mr Metcalfe, please use a spell checker of some sort. Your posts may have some merit, but having to decipher your spelling devalues them.
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anand Viswanathan Novelty against Alexei Shirov
Replies: 25
Views: 2831

Re: Anand Viswanathan Novelty against Alexei Shirov

This is a simple copy and paste of a Chessbase article. It would surely have been better just to direct people to their site?

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7268
by Andy McCulloch
Wed May 25, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 51612

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

Mr Burke, in various other threads you have taken part in, you have ably demonstrated that it is a case of Burke by name and 'berk' by nature. I am a Scot who has, over several years, enjoyed watching the progress of many other Scots in the various events at the British Championships by virtue of th...
by Andy McCulloch
Sat May 14, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: European Woman Chess Championship Tbilisi 6-19 May
Replies: 60
Views: 13896

Re: European Woman Chess Championship Tbilisi 6-19 May

The Chess Scotland noticeboard has a section called 'The Arbiters Jotter'.

The last post to it was on Wed Oct 21, 2009. :o :o
by Andy McCulloch
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changing chess completely
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Changing chess completely

How much notice have National chess bodies had of these proposals from the ECU, President Mr. Danailov?

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7109

If there has been notice, how come the first news of these moves come via Chessbase?
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Chess Federation investigates cheating players
Replies: 339
Views: 35696

Re: French Chess Federation investigates cheating players

GM Feller is taking part in the EU championships. For a man who must be under intense scrutiny, his performance so far is excellent. (+5 =2 -0)
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Base Numbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Base Numbers

Again I am trying to remember something I was taught at school some 40-50 years ago. As I recall there were problems with 'short measures' at markets in the early Middle Ages, so draconian punishments, such as the chopping off of a hand if found guilty, were introduced!!!! To ensure that they did no...
by Andy McCulloch
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Base Numbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Base Numbers

Again I seem to remember that base 60 came from the Babylonians, look how many factors it has. A pupil stumped me years ago by asking why we had 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute, and I had no idea. A little research then revealed that the name came from the Latin when the Romans, who...